THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY CRAIG STEVENS AND LOLA ALBRIGHT..
MUSIC BY HENRY MANCINI-FROM THE TV SERIES-PETER GUNN-FEATURING CRAIG STEVES AND LOLA ALBRIGHT(COLUMBIA CL 1319)JAZZ-PETER GUNN-THE JOE WILDER QUARTET. PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY CRAIG STEVENS AND LOLA ALBRIGHT. CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPHS IS VERY GOOD.
The title character (played by Craig Stevens) is a private investigator in the classic film noir tradition, which was a popular genre on American TV in the late 1950s. However, a few traits differentiate him from the standard hard-boiled detectives, such as Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe. Gunn was a sophisticated "hipster", a dapper dresser who loved cool jazz; where other gumshoes were often coarse, Peter Gunn was portrayed as the epitome of "cool". He operated in a nameless waterfront city, and was a regular patron of Mother's, a wharfside club; his girlfriend, Edie Hart (Lola Albright), was a sultry singer employed there. Herschel Bernardi played Lieutenant Jacoby, a police detective. Edwards developed the character from an earlier fictional detective he created. Richard Diamond, Private Detective starred Dick Powell and aired as a radio series from 1949 to 1953. David Janssen later starred in the television adaptation from 1957 to 1960. It was this character's success that prompted his creator to revisit the concept as Peter Gunn. Edwards had earlier written and directed a Mike Hammer television pilot for Brian Keith.